CUCUMBERS

Storage

Store cucumbers on the counter out of direct sunlight.  Once cut, store in a container or bag in the fridge.  Avoid refrigerating uncut cucumbers - the cold will damage the delicate cucumber cells and cause them to spoil more quickly.

Preparation

Cucumbers are great eaten raw and can also be cooked and used in many of the same ways as zucchini.   

Recipes

Find cucumber recipes here

Varieties

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DRAGONS EGG

Dragons Egg is a Croatian heirloom cucumber with white skin and light green flesh.  These cukes are sweet, very crisp, and keep well.

The skin & seeds are edible, but can be tougher than some hybrid varieties, so you may choose to remove them.

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WHITE SLICER

White Slicer cucumbers are long, white cucumbers with thin skin and very few seeds.

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MOUSE MELONS

Mouse Melons (aka sour gherkins) taste like cucumber with twist of lime and look like a watermelon fit for a mouse.

They are best eaten raw or made into super teeny pickles.

*In 2018 I had a mouse melon crop failure - they are not very tolerant to wind.*

LEMON CUCUMBER

A Dutch heirloom cucumber that looks like a lemon, but doesn't taste like one.  Lemon cucumber are edible in both the green and yellow stage and you can expect both in your vegetable bags.

The skin & seeds are edible, but can be tougher than some hybrid varieties so you may choose to remove them.

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ASIAN LONG

Asian Long cucumbers originated in Japan and are similar to English cucumbers.

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MINI CUCUMBERS

Throughout the season you will receive a variety of mini cucumbers.

Mini cucumbers have thin skin and are picked before most of the seeds develop.

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HORNED MELONS

Horned Melons (aka Jelly Melons) are botanically a melon, but can be eaten like a cucumber if picked young.

Horned melons have very sharp thorns, so take care when handling them.  You can eat the skin if you remove the thorns with a knife. Or, pickle them to make pointy pickles.

*Horned melons are much more difficult to eat than regular cucumbers, so will be included in veggies bags only once (or not at all if you prefer)*

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